Nominations Sought for National eXtension Awards

At the October 20-23, 2009 National eXtension Conference eXtension will recognize a high performing Community of Practice (CoP) and individuals who have contributed significantly to the success of eXtension in addressing the needs of Communities of Interest. (CoI) Awards include:
Outstanding Community of Practice Award: a competitive award for a high performing CoP that excels at being responsive to the needs of a CoI. The selected CoP will receive $5,000, which will be added to their CoP budget to support activities.
Community of Practice Achievement Award: a competitive award that up to three individual members of CoPs may receive based upon their exceptional performance in meeting the needs of Communities of Interest. An award of up to $1,500 will be made to support the individual’s work on behalf of the CoP.
CoP Partnership Award: a competitive award will recognize partner organizations with which a CoP has collaborated on content and/or services for their site. The partner may also have provided financial support for CoP activities in addition to content development/contribution.
eXtension Champion Award: an award made by the eXtension Governing Committee to recognize individual contributions and outstanding service to eXtension.
A formal announcement is being sent to members of eXtension Communities of Practice with nominations due by August 1, 2009.